How to master baking Persian Love Cake

Persian Love Cake is moist, yet a fluffy piece of goodness, baked and adorned with Middle Eastern, specifically Persian, ingredients and spices. This Persian cake is well recognized by this name almost all around the world. However, on the contrary, not many Iranians in Iran have heard of the name Persian Love Cake. With Valentine’s […]

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Persian chickpea cookies | Nan-e Nokhodchi

Persian chickpea cookie or Nan-e Nokhodchi is a light gluten-free cookie that is one of the most favourite sweets for the Persian New Year. Alongside the preparation of Haft-Sin table and New Year’s special meal, Sabzi-Polo-Mahi, Persians have a tendency to make sweets and pastries. Iranians believe that these pastries can bring good fortune. As […]

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Persian pastry | Esfahan’s sweet souvenirs

Iranians love sweet things, as a result, they have special kinds of pastry for every occasion. Whether it is New Year’s fest or a national mourning gathering, there is always a Persian pastry or some other sweets playing a role. Almost every region in Iran has its own pastry in its local cuisine. Therefore you […]

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Persian Butternut Squash Dessert with Saffron

The Persian Butternut squash dessert is great to make while they are still in season. For this dessert, you’ll need to buy butternut squash with a long neck.For an added flavour and a southern touch, you may make this dessert with date syrup or for a Hamedani-style pumpkin dessert you may use grape syrup as […]

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Persian Halva recipe

Persian Halva is a sweet dense paste made of flour and butter, mixed with a syrup of sugar, saffron, rosewater, and cardamom that gives it a pleasant taste and smell. Halva is originally an Arabic dessert literally meaning “sweet”, but it has found its way to many Asian and North African countries, and in every […]

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